Chinese Animal Zodiac

Background #

Chinese astrology follows a 12 year cycle and repeats again at the end of it. The Cycle begins with the the Rat and follows through twelve different animals (the Ox, the Tiger, the Hare, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Ram, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog and the Pig) for the next twelve years and then it repeats.

Chinese animal zodiac

Each Zodiac has unique characteristics and traits. Therefore it is important to consider them when giving a Chinese name that will aid the growth of your baby boy or baby girl.

Zodiac & Element #

Every child born belongs to one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs and within that a 12 year cycle based on the year they were born in. As a result, each of these zodiacs are correlated to one of the Five Elements. By looking at the different zodiac signs of the baby, a Chinese name can be selected to suit the elements of that year.

Fixed Element Chinese Zodiac
Wood Tiger, Rat
Fire Snake, Horse
Earth Ox, Dragon, Goat, Dog
Metal Monkey, Rooster
Water Pig, Rat

Conclusion #

Besides the fixed element, there is also allocation whereby seasons are associated with the months of the traditional Chinese solar calendar. Each element has a season except Earth which marks seasonable change and is associated with the end month of each season. Different Chinese names also carry different weights when it comes to the period when the child was born. By looking into the month that the child is born, a proper Chinese name can be selected that befits the child’s profile according to the season.

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